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Utah Jazz fun shot competition Feb. 28

Carbon County youth in grades five to 12 are eligible to participate in the annual National Basketball Association's fun shot competition.

The fun shot competition, which is brought to Carbon County by the Utah Jazz, will take place at Carbon High on Saturday, Feb. 28. The competition begins at 1 p.m.

There will be both boys and girls categories and local winners will advance to area competition.

Area winners have the chance to advance to a final competition, which will take place at the Delta Center.

Participants will have one minute to score as many baskets as possible from any of the five different shooting spots identified on the game court.

Each shooting spot has a different point value, ranging from two to five points. The player with the highest score advances to the next level of play.

Players begin with the ball in hand at the free throw line. The game coordinator will signal when play is to begin. Players must dribble from one shooting spot to another.

One point will be deducted for each dribbling or motion violation. A player can score up to two lay-ups worth two points each during the one-minute competition.

Shots from the free throw line are worth three points and a shot beyond the three-point arc is worth five points.

Three other shooting spots on the court vary in scoring value.

Registration will take place at noon on Feb. 28, or participants may contact the Carbon County Recreation department at 637-5092 to register early.

Participation is free.

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